Early Learning and Childcare Workforce Model: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

FOI reference: FOI/18/00763
Date received: 6 February 2018
Date responded: 19 March 2018

Information requested

  • Any modelling conducted on how many additional staff will be required to train and join the ELC workforce by 2020.

  • Any changes made to the ELC workforce modelling and what caused these changes to be made.

  • Any policy decisions made which affected the modelled number of ELC staff required by 2020.


I enclose a copy of the following information you requested in the annex to this letter.

Annex A – Technical Note on the ELC Workforce Model

Annex B – Submission from 18th October 2017 regarding ELC Workforce Estimates

We prepared the technical note on the ELC Workforce Model in order to set out the assumptions and data sources which underpin our estimates. As highlighted in this note our workforce model was developed following the publication of the FinancialReview of Early Learning and Childcare in September 2016, which provided us with more detailed information on the operation of settings in the public, private and third sectors.

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FOI-18-00763 - ELC Workforce Modelling.pdf


Please quote the FOI reference

Central Enquiry Unit
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road

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